A single day in your courts

A single day in your courts

Postby water on Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:02 am

Psalm 84

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
2 I long, yes, I faint with longing
to enter the courts of the Lord.
With my whole being, body and soul,
I will shout joyfully to the living God.
3 Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young
at a place near your altar,
O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God!
4 What joy for those who can live in your house,
always singing your praises.
Interlude

5 What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord,
who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
6 When they walk through the Valley of Weeping,[.b]
it will become a place of refreshing springs.
The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings.
7 They will continue to grow stronger,
and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem.[c]

8 O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies, hear my prayer.
Listen, O God of Jacob.
Interlude


9 O God, look with favor upon the king, our shield!
Show favor to the one you have anointed.

10 A single day in your courts
is better than a thousand anywhere else!
I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God
than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.

11 For the Lord God is our sun and our shield.
He gives us grace and glory.
The Lord will withhold no good thing
from those who do what is right.
12 O Lord of Heaven’s Armies,
what joy for those who trust in you.
Now is the time to be the Sons of Issachar - 1 Chronicles 12:32

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20
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Postby Salty Skipper on Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:47 am

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Postby Butterfly on Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:30 am

:a3: and :thankyou: I needed that!

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Postby WhiteH2OWoman on Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:39 pm

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I do not even want to imagine what it would be like to spend a day in His courts if I knew that at sunset I would have to come back here to the world. Y'all, I would cry SO HARD!
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Postby bugtussle on Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:35 pm

:a3: and :a3:

This is such a beautiful Psalm and a blessing to read it once again.

Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ!

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For the Lord is good and His love endures forever. His mercy will never fail. Amen.
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